Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

The REST of the Story from WWeek: Cheerless at Lincoln

Now Willamette Week (Here) has the back story on why the entire cheer squad (but one) and the two coaches quit.. Remember when the cheer coaches quit? It got lost in the noise over all the other problems with Lincoln’s coaches (baseball coach taking kids to a strip club, football coaches getting into rhubard with cops on a Max platform, drunk basketball coaches–gadzooks, who is the AD of this school?).
In the WWeek story, after you get past the obligatory references to “Glee,” Hannah Montana and white privilege we get to the story. Was it a case of political correctness run amok? Bending over backwards to overlook the transgressions of the transgender cheerleader on the team? It appears that way.
Put it this way: if he/she were a white, hetero kid and had as many infractions as Alonza (to the left), they would have been thrown off the team and it’s doubtful the principal would have pleaded with the coaches to give her one more chance. In fact, it’s doubtful the principal would have been involved at all.
The cheer squad at Lincoln had a three strikes policy. If you were late or missed something three times you were OUT. But the same rules didn’t apply to Alonza, according to her mates on the team (before it was disbanded). Here’s what WW said,

By the end of August, Alonza had been reprimanded for a variety of infractions, according to documents WW has obtained. She was late several times to practices. She didn’t show up at a fundraiser and didn’t call to say she wouldn’t be there. She rolled her eyes at teammates and coaches when practicing stunts. She posted photos on her MySpace page that appeared to show her drinking. Allegedly, she once said she would drop a flyer [purposely drop a cheerleader landing a stunt]. At camp in Eugene she received an all-star award, but when she accepted the award she said, “Man, all I get is this stupid paper.”

The team had a three-strikes policy, and on Aug. 26, when Alonza was an hour and 45 minutes late to practice at Lincoln, the coaches decided she had used all three; they asked her to leave the team.
The next day, Peyton Chapman, Lincoln’s principal, asked the coaches to give Alonza another chance. They did. After drafting a new code of conduct agreement with Alonza, the coaches agreed to put her on the junior varsity team. “Eye-rolling or ‘diva behavior’ will not be tolerated,” the agreement read.

 So are the rest of the kids supposed to tolerate this boorish and–it turns out–dangerous behavior?
Why would they disband the cheer squad unless it was a serious issue? 

Was the issue that he/she wanted to use the girls dressing room?
We’ll find out from the coach tomorrow when she’s on the show at 7:05pm.

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The Elitist Attitude of Democrat, Chuck Schumer

A blatant display of of the elitist attitude shown by dictatorial Democrats in our government was seen recently when Senator Charles Schumer of New York was told it was time to turn off his cell phone in preparation for a flight taking off.

“Schumer asked if he could finish his conversation. When the flight attendant said “no,” Schumer ended his call but continued to argue his case.

He said he was entitled to keep his phone on until the cabin door was closed. The flight attendant said he was obliged to turn it off whenever a flight attendant asked.

“He argued with her about the rule,” the source said. “She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just follows them.”

When the flight attendant walked away, the witness says Schumer turned to Gillibrand and uttered the B-word.

The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it,” Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon told Shenanigans.”

Source: POLITICO

Isn’t this much the same conduct recently displayed by a group of middle easterners on a flight that did not take off until some were removed?

Is it appropriate for a US Senator to call a flight attendant, following the very rules that Senator helped impose of the airlines a “Bitch” because he too must follow them?

Is this any less than the conduct of former Senator Larry Craig in touching another man’s feet in the Rest Room at another airport?

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Obama Desperate: "The Federal Government Will Go Bankrupt" Without ObamaCare. Hey, He Forgot the One About People Dying in the Streets…

And the rest of the country predicts dire consequences if it is.
He made the statement on ABC News tonight.

“If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you,” Obama said. “If we don’t do this, nobody argues with the fact that health care costs are going to consume the entire federal budget.”

Hey, he missed the part about Grandma being thrown into the snow!

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The REST of the Story from WWeek: Cheerless at Lincoln

Now Willamette Week (Here) has the back story on why the entire cheer squad (but one) and the two coaches quit.. Remember when the cheer coaches quit? It got lost in the noise over all the other problems with Lincoln’s coaches (baseball coach taking kids to a strip club, football coaches getting into rhubard with cops on a Max platform, drunk basketball coaches–gadzooks, who is the AD of this school?).
In the WWeek story, after you get past the obligatory references to “Glee,” Hannah Montana and white privilege we get to the story. Was it a case of political correctness run amok? Bending over backwards to overlook the transgressions of the transgender cheerleader on the team? It appears that way.
Put it this way: if he/she were a white, hetero kid and had as many infractions as Alonza (to the left), they would have been thrown off the team and it’s doubtful the principal would have pleaded with the coaches to give her one more chance. In fact, it’s doubtful the principal would have been involved at all.
The cheer squad at Lincoln had a three strikes policy. If you were late or missed something three times you were OUT. But the same rules didn’t apply to Alonza, according to her mates on the team (before it was disbanded). Here’s what WW said,

By the end of August, Alonza had been reprimanded for a variety of infractions, according to documents WW has obtained. She was late several times to practices. She didn’t show up at a fundraiser and didn’t call to say she wouldn’t be there. She rolled her eyes at teammates and coaches when practicing stunts. She posted photos on her MySpace page that appeared to show her drinking. Allegedly, she once said she would drop a flyer [purposely drop a cheerleader landing a stunt]. At camp in Eugene she received an all-star award, but when she accepted the award she said, “Man, all I get is this stupid paper.”

The team had a three-strikes policy, and on Aug. 26, when Alonza was an hour and 45 minutes late to practice at Lincoln, the coaches decided she had used all three; they asked her to leave the team.
The next day, Peyton Chapman, Lincoln’s principal, asked the coaches to give Alonza another chance. They did. After drafting a new code of conduct agreement with Alonza, the coaches agreed to put her on the junior varsity team. “Eye-rolling or ‘diva behavior’ will not be tolerated,” the agreement read.

 So are the rest of the kids supposed to tolerate this boorish and–it turns out–dangerous behavior?
Why would they disband the cheer squad unless it was a serious issue? 

Was the issue that he/she wanted to use the girls dressing room?
We’ll find out from the coach tomorrow when she’s on the show at 7:05pm.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

The Elitist Attitude of Democrat, Chuck Schumer

A blatant display of of the elitist attitude shown by dictatorial Democrats in our government was seen recently when Senator Charles Schumer of New York was told it was time to turn off his cell phone in preparation for a flight taking off.

“Schumer asked if he could finish his conversation. When the flight attendant said “no,” Schumer ended his call but continued to argue his case.

He said he was entitled to keep his phone on until the cabin door was closed. The flight attendant said he was obliged to turn it off whenever a flight attendant asked.

“He argued with her about the rule,” the source said. “She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just follows them.”

When the flight attendant walked away, the witness says Schumer turned to Gillibrand and uttered the B-word.

The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldn’t have made, and he regrets it,” Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon told Shenanigans.”

Source: POLITICO

Isn’t this much the same conduct recently displayed by a group of middle easterners on a flight that did not take off until some were removed?

Is it appropriate for a US Senator to call a flight attendant, following the very rules that Senator helped impose of the airlines a “Bitch” because he too must follow them?

Is this any less than the conduct of former Senator Larry Craig in touching another man’s feet in the Rest Room at another airport?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Lend More or I’ll….

By Pete the Banker: President Obama reiterated his call Monday for the nation’s banks to increase lending, saying that he was getting too many letters from small businesses unable to borrow money proclaiming,

“”America‘s banks received extraordinary assistance” from the government, Obama said at a press conference following a meeting with the heads of the largest banks.”Now that they’re back on their feet, we expect an extraordinary commitment from them to help rebuild our economy.””

and,

“The president and his advisers have responded in recent days with a burst of heated rhetoric, arguing that the government rescued the banking industry and that banks now are failing to show proper gratitude. The amount of money on loan from banks fell by almost $600 billion, or 7.2 percent, from September 2008 to September 2009, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Lending to businesses, excluding construction loans, fell 15 percent.”
Obama blames banks for not lending.  Being recipients of TARP funds, the banks are apparently supposed to be compliant to the President, subordinating their own interest to Administration policy imperatives, simply acting as conduits in passing the TARP funds along with their own funds to those preferred businesses and the public regardless of the bank’s own accountability to operate as a going concern, repay the Government TARP infusion, and honoring their obligations to shareholders, other creditors and customers.

 

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Hate Mail

Do you ever study anything but Fox junk?  Bush is responsible for 41% of the deficit due to Tarp and bail-outs of Franie and Freddie.
 
Only 18% of the deficit is due to Obama’s initiatives.  The rest is to cover programs already in progress.
 
Regarding healthcare:  What did your idiots do during Bush years.  NOTHING>  The party of NO is not it’s way to the party of no one.
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Sanders: Break Up Some Firms That Are Too Big to Fail

By Pete the Banker: The Congress and more specifically, Socialist Bernie Sanders of Vermont pushes Government restrictions aimed to break up Corporations before they become too big too fail. Given that this is hypocrisy since Sanders rushed to rescue both Fannie, Freddie at cost of Billions to taxpayers last year.  What is his real motivation?

Only one large corporation today existed in 1900.  The capitalist system works and absent outside intervention companies thrive and then fail, to be replaced by others (Joseph A. Schumpeter; “Creative Destruction”).  It is interesting that the history of large corporations is that many are spawned by big government.  During WWII corporations like GM and Dow Chemical saw their greatest growth as contractors to the Federal Government. 

During the past year, thanks largely due to the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and Congress, three banks— JP Morgan, B of A, and Wells Fargo have similarly grown dramatically now accounting for nearly 1/3 rd of the industry deposits (2yrs ago 20%).

More recently, we have seen that first hand results of government intervention in the Bank of America takeover of Merrill Lynch, the purchase of Merrill being done at $29/share far in excess of the price at which it should have been consummated.  Ken Lewis completed the purchase despite having second thoughts about it due primarily to coercion from Paulson and perhaps Bernanke to finalize the deal to the detriment of B of A’s shareholders.  Ultimately, the decision cost Lewis his job.

JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley were among 9 banks that were persuaded in mid-October 2008 by then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to accept TARP funds of $125 billion of capital injections with avowed intention to help restore stability to the financial markets. The three at various times stated they did not need the funds.  So why were the funds advanced to them?  Seemingly reluctant initially, the government eventually allowed them to payback the TARP funds within a few months.